ARRESTED: Nayeem Ahmed Khan, chairman national front, was arrested after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him. He is apparently arrested for raising ‘provocative’ slogans against the sovereignty of India at Karan nagar, Srinagar in 2011.

ASKED: After taking suo-moto cognizance SHRC has asked the DGP to order a high level departmental enquiry against some senior police officers to ascertain their culpability in Nazim’s death. Nazim Ahmed Shalla, 28, from Sopore died in police custody in July 2011. The commission maintained that police have failed to take the actual accused senior police personnel to task and has made a few lower rung SOGs “scapegoats”.

ANNOUNCED: The election commission of India has announced that the elections for 8 vacant seats of Legislative Council are scheduled on March 7 this year. The new elections are scheduled as 8 existing members are completing their superannuation on March 16. The voting would take place from 10 am to 2 pm and the counting would also take place on the same day.

CONSITUTED: State government has constituted a high powered committee to recommend amendments to make the existing laws dealing with the offences against women more stringent. The committee is headed by Advocate General, with Secretary Law, Director Prosecution and Special Secretary Law as its members are asked to submit its report within a week

DECREASED: In J&K, infant mortality rate has gone down by 11 points from 52 in year 2006 to 41 in year 2011 against the national average of 44 points and mortality has also decreased from 39 in year 2007 to 35 in year 2011, said the state health minister. The minister was speaking at a 3 days long summit, “call to action for child survival and development”.

DUPED: Al-Habib, a Srinagar based travel agency has duped at least 126 Hajj aspirants across Kashmir after taking advance payment from them. Police have registered a case and have arrested Abdul Khaliq, the accused and further investigations are on to look for more clues. It is the third case in past two years, earlier Al Hajeej swindled Rs 10 crore by duping more than 500 Hajj aspirants and lately Al-Balaagh duped around 126 Hajj aspirants.

FOUND: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) has said that Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s and Mohammed Ashraf Sehraie’s fake accounts on the social networking site ‘facebook’ are available and many derogatory comments are posted on their behalf. They added that only two account on Facebook, APHC Geelani’ and ‘All Parties Hurriyat Conference’ are functional and authenticated.

INAUGRATED: Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Minister for Tourism inaugurated a state-of the –art Ski lift, ski rescue base and ski heli port at Gulmarg. The minister said it will boost the winter tourism in Kashmir. The ski lift has a length of 450 metres and has a passenger capacity of 720 skiers per hour, was completed by the State cable Car Cp

NOMINATED: Omar Abdullah has nominated the Minister for Planning and Development, Labour and Employment, Ajay Sadhotra as the Leader of the Council in pursuance of Section 2 (g) of the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council.

SEEK: Emboldened by the state government’s proposed move to increase the retirement age of the faculty in the medical colleges from 58 to 60 years, SKIMS faculty has started pressing for increase in their retirement age up to 65 years. They said that this may help government to overcome the dearth of Professors.

SELECTED: ‘Ocean of Tears’, a GOI funded 27 minute documentary on women victims of Kashmir conflict, directed by Bilal A Jan has been selected for third Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) starting from February 21-24. Last year the authorities of Kashmir University had stopped its screening in the campus for some unknown reasons.

KILLED: Deepa and Kushan, both the residents of UP, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance in a room of a guest-house in holy town of Katra. A police case under Section 174 CrPC has been registered at Katra Police Station and investigations have started.

KILLED: Suruchi, a class 6th student of Delhi Public School (DPS), and a resident of Nanak nagar, Jammu was killed as the bus driver started the vehicle when she was boarding it inside the school premises. A case is filed with the police and the driver has been arrested.

PROTESTED: The residents of Tragam, Bandipora protested and demanded release of Muhammed Tahir Qadri, a sarpanch, who was arrested on the charges of uprooting power transmission lines. The people while protesting were blaming the PDD for not rectifying the technical snags in the distribution system in their area.


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